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Author Benson, Donald C.
Title A smoother pebble : mathematical explorations / Donald C. Benson.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2003.
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 Main Collection  QA21 .B46    AVAILABLE


Call # QA21 .B46
Phys. Description x, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-259) and index.
Contents I: Bridging the gap -- Ancient fractions -- Greek gifts -- The music of the ratios -- II: The shape of things -- Tubeland -- The calculating eye -- III: The great art -- Algebra rules -- The root of the problem -- Symmetry without fear -- The magic mirror -- IV: A smoother pebble -- On the shoulders of giants -- Six -minute calculus -- Roller-coaster science.
Subject Mathematics -- History.
ISBN 0195144368 (acid-free paper)